Man sentenced to life for raping 15-year-old daughter

2016-07-01 18:44
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Pietermaritzburg - A 35-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for raping his 15-year-old daughter, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

On Monday, the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court found him guilty of raping the girl on several occasions in their home in Dambuza, Edendale, Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

He pleaded guilty.

“The victim alleged that she was repeatedly raped by her father in the absence of her mother. The accused also threatened to kill her should she tell anyone,” said Gwala.

The Plessislaer family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit handled the investigation.

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